Next month for the third year in a row, I'm heading to Oregon's Beloved Festival. To celebrate the spirit of Beloved, it feels like the right time to bask in the beauty of music festival-inspired weddings.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of outdoor posts.
When the couple calls themselves "moon-loving techno-hippies," we know we're in for some fun. Get ready for some family vows (and a family sand ceremony!), some cat-loving vows, and a desert horizon at a ranch that ended up being their ideal location. It's a small, outdoor wedding with big heart.
Red lipstick and freckles — I could eat that combo for breakfast. It looks like I'm not the only one appreciating Carrie's wedding style. Her bride Ria is sending some of the most adorable admiring gazes her way. Ria's no slouch on the fashion either, in a stellar vest and checkered shirt. The couple got married on the rooftop of Fort Collins' Lincoln Center, reading their own vows and shooting dazzling smiles all over the place.
Rare is the time we get a sports-themed submission written by a Tribesdude! It was extra special since it merited a few legit happy tears during the "last dance" section. Come enjoy the boat venue, sweet H.P. Lovecraft-infused ceremony, whiskey ceremony, and impromptu karaoke session. Oh, and wait until you see what the bouquets were made of!
Our ceremony was a traditional Ojibwa wedding, performed by an Ojibwa elder. Ojibwa is an eastern Canadian native American tribe which is Jonah's ancestry. Our wedding was held outdoors from ceremony to pictures to dinner to reception. The reception was held at night under a patch of trees. We danced on a grass dance floor.
Fire dancers, circus performers, Alice in Wonderland costumes, and a big fireworks show — this is a theme combination that rocks hard. Feast your eyes on the chair jugglers, dancers, and of course, guests dressed as cards, the Queen of Hearts, and the Mad Hatter. And of course, the blue corset gown and dapper top hat on the bride and groom give us the feels, too!
Give us a laid-back seaside wedding any day, especially if it includes copious amounts of beer, BBQ, and boots! this bride and bearded groom know how to party and how to keep stress low when planning a wedding. Don't miss the rustic arch, sunflower centerpieces, and all-beards-on-deck photo op!
In need of a vacation? Work getting you down? Then this wedding is the balm for your soul. A beach resort in Mexico, poolside margaritas (ALL the margaritas!), a dreamy Wai-Ching dress, and a laid-back feel makes this the perfect remedy for all your woes. These two may have encountered some bumps planning a destination wedding, but the end result is beach-tastic.
This bad-ass couple knows what's UP: lightning bolt light-up 7.5 inch platform heels, a brass knuckles theme, homemade moonshine, motorcycles, tattoos, and top hats. This backyard wedding with views of the Puget Sound is also home to sweet succulents, skeleton details, and of course… the bride's amazing dress! And just wait until you see the moment between the ring dog and the ring bearer!
This pair is making a life in Mexico and brought guests from three countries to celebrate with them. But after seeing the lovely bridesmaids' dresses, the colorful Mexican backdrop, and these two cuties surrounded by loved ones, the travel was totally worth it. Check out the ceremony foot washing and live music, too!
Sun, sand, tattoos, and a black tulle dress… sounds like a perfect mix of bad-assery and flippin' beauty. Add in the sweet family-centered ceremony, bright pink hair, and delicious after-party, and we're in for an economical celebration of lurve. Plus, the matching flower girl dresses are sweet as pie.